Charlotte Hornets vs Orlando Magic 11/24/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets, Tips and Prediction
Game: Charlotte Hornets vs Orlando Magic
Date: Wednesday, November 24, 2021
Location: Amway Center in Orlando, FL
TV: Bally Sports Florida
The Orlando Magic (4-14) are welcoming the Charlotte Hornets (11-8) at Amway Center on Wednesday.
The Hornets played the Wizards and notched a win by a score of 109-103 in their last contest. Charlotte finished the contest having earned a 44.0% FG percentage (40 out of 91) and converted 15 of their 31 three-point attempts. At the free throw line, the Hornets made 14 of their 24 shots for a percentage of 58.3%. When discussing grabbing rebounds, they collected a total of 36 with 6 of them being of the offensive variety. They also dished out 21 assists in this game while forcing 6 turnovers and earning 11 steals. In terms of defense, Charlotte allowed the other team to shoot 38.7% from the field on 36 of 93 shooting. Washington earned 65 assists and had 23 steals in the matchup. Additionally, Washington pulled down 45 boards (20 offensive, 25 defensive) and earned 4 blocks. Washington finished the contest at 81.5% when shooting free throws by converting 22 of 27 shots. They made 9 out of their 36 shots from beyond the perimeter. In the matter of fouls, the Hornets finished with 22 while the Wizards totaled 18 fouls.
Terry Rozier is one player who was a major contributor for the game. He was able to score 32 points on 11 of 19 shooting. He played for 35 minutes played and totaled 2 rebounds. Rozier finished 57.9% from the field and recorded 4 dimes.
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Charlotte comes into this matchup with a record of 11-8 on the year. They currently have an average of 112.2 points per contest (3rd in the league) while hitting 45.0% from the field. The Hornets are hitting 36.8% on shots from beyond the arc (248 of 673) and 71.7% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Charlotte is grabbing 45.5 rebounds per game and has totaled 494 assists this year, which has them ranked 2nd in the NBA in terms of passing the rock. They turn it over 13.5 times per contest and as a team are committing 19.4 personal fouls every game.
When they are on defense, the Hornets have forced 15.8 turnovers per game while drawing 19.3 personal fouls. They give up 32.8% on 3-point shots and they are ranked 28th in basketball in opponents PPG (113.1). The Hornets defensively are giving up a field goal percentage of 45.8% (788 of 1,721) and they surrender 49.3 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They are currently ranked 30th in the league in giving up assists with 482 surrendered this year.
When they last stepped on the court, the Magic took a loss by a final score of 123-92 when they faced the Bucks. In the matter of how they attacked the glass, Orlando permitted Milwaukee to snag 42 in total (13 offensive). They finished 40.0% from behind the 3-point line by going 18 out of 45 and ended up going 17 out of 24 from the free throw line (70.8%). The Magic allowed the Bucks to knock down 44 of 94 attempts from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 46.8% for this game. In all, the Magic went 34 out of 93 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 36.6%. When discussing 3-point shots, Orlando made 11 of 41 attempts (26.8%). They were able to convert 13 of those for a percentage of 72.2%. The Bucks earned 12 fouls for the game which got the Magic to the charity stripe for 18 attempts. They also gave up possession of the ball 15 times, while recording 6 steals in the matchup. The Magic recorded 32 defensive rebounds and 15 offensive rebounds for a total of 47 in the matchup.
Moritz Wagner was important for the Magic in this game. Wagner totaled 18 points in his 24 minutes of playing time and accumulated 1 assist for this game. He converted 5 out of 9 for this game for a rate of 55.6%, and had 2 rebounds.
Orlando has a mark of 4-14 on the campaign. As an offensive unit, the Magic are shooting 41.5% from the floor, which ranks them 28th in basketball. Orlando has tallied 1,816 pts for the season (100.9 per contest) and they collect 44.8 rebounds per contest. They are assisting teammates 21.8 times per contest (26th in the NBA) and they lose possession via turnover 15.7 times per game. The Magic are responsible for committing 20.6 fouls per contest and they go 75.8% from the free throw line.
The Orlando defense allows 34.7% on shots from 3-point land (236 of 680) and opponents are making 74.2% of their shots from the free throw line. They surrender 25.3 dimes and 46.9 boards per game, which has them ranked 25th and 21st in basketball. The Magic are ranked 26th in the NBA in points given up per game with 110.8. They are able to force 13.2 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 45.6% from the floor (22nd in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Charlotte
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